If You We’re Jesus’ Brother, Wouldn’t You At Least Brag About It A Little?

“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.” (James 1:1)

The verse in quotation is the opening of the Book of James, which most Christians agree was probably written by James the half-brother of Jesus. The interesting thing that immediately jumps out about this sentence is that James does not brag about His relationship to Jesus. Rather, he humbly calls himself a servant of the man who grew up in the same house as him. Farther more he uses the Title “Lord” which strongly implies that Jesus is God. Others would not be able to resist the temptation to brag about the fact that he is Jesus’ flesh and blood, but James is content to be known simply as his servant.

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